Born in Hamburg in 1942.
As of 1963 study of political science in Innsbruck, doctorate in 1970. Active as a freelance photographer for Hamburg daily newspapers in parallel. 1970 to 1976 photographer for BILD in Hamburg. 1976 to 2007 photo reporter at the STERN.
- 1990 Medal of the Art Director Club
- 1996 World Press Photo Awards, category "Arts and Entertainment / Singles": 2nd Price